In brief: Russia appeals WTO ruling on commercial vehicle duties

  Russia has appealed against a January 2017 WTO dispute settlement ruling indicting it for not following the rulebook in applying trade defence duties ...| Click here to read more

Feature: Britain’s awkward embrace of CETA

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The week ahead in EU trade: 20-24 February 2017

  Uncertainty over future EU US relations and Brexit preparations will provide the backdrop to a week in Brussels dominated by the daily policy grind i ...| Click here to read more

Updated: Commission to decide alone on solar panel duty compromise

  The EU Commission is set to act alone in a disputed solar panel antidumping case after appeals committee puts case in limbo.   EU member states ...| Click here to read more

Japan-EU Bonn meet yields no breakthrough in FTA talks

  EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida held a meeting in Bonn, Germany, today, taking stock of ongoing fr ...| Click here to read more

ECJ gives Commission exclusive power to sign copyright pact under the EU’s c...

  This week, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined that the EU is exclusively competent to conclude the 2009 Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access ...| Click here to read more

EU sees goods trade slowdown in 2016

  EU goods trade slowed down in 2016, the latest Eurostat statistics released this week reveal. In January to December 2016, extra-EU28 exports of good ...| Click here to read more

CETA vote divides Dutch, Polish, Belgian mainstream MEPs

  Data on the European Parliament’s vote consenting to the Comprehensive Economic and Partnership Agreement with Canada released today reveal emerging ...| Click here to read more

MEPs approve partnership pact with Mongolia

  It took almost four years for the deal that replaces a 1993 cooperation agreement between the EU and Mongolia to be greenlighted by the European Parl ...| Click here to read more

In brief: MEPs give nod to updated WTO deal on trade in civil aircraft

  MEPs did not only vote on CETA today. They also endorsed a technical amendment to the WTO’s Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft. ATCA is a 1980 trad ...| Click here to read more

Trans-Atlantic Business council calls for revival of TTIP after MEP CETA green lig...

It’s almost impossible to see a negative opinion across Europe’s business community on the European Parliament’s vote in favour of CETA on Wednesday (15 Feb ...| Click here to read more

CETA vote in European Parliament paves way for provisional entry into force

  The European Parliament’s consent to the trade pact with Canada means CETA can come into force provisionally in the spring 2017. Yet a lengthy ...| Click here to read more

Coming up in EU trade – 15-28 February 2017

15 February 2017: European Parliament votes to ratify CETA, the trade pact with Canada 16 February 2017: Canadian PM Trudeau to address European Parliament ...| Click here to read more

Last-ditch civil society push ahead of crucial CETA vote in Strasbourg

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In brief: Indonesia files appeal against WTO ‘fatty alcohol’ ruling

  Jakarta is not happy with a WTO dispute settlement body ruling that largely rebuffed a case it brought against the EU for applying antidumping duties ...| Click here to read more

The week in EU trade 13-17 February 2017

  The week ahead will likely determine the fate of the EU’s trade policy as the European Parliament votes on Wednesday to adopt or reject the Comprehen ...| Click here to read more

In brief: French officials see EU Japan trade pact conclusion not before end 2017

After a substantial acceleration of free trade negotiations between the EU and Japan, raising hopes a pact could be concluded in the early months of 2017, m ...| Click here to read more

EU Chamber of Commerce in China sees Beijing taking trade leadership

  Openness. Reciprocity. Engagement. Those are probably the top three expectations of the European Union’s business in China, and these three buzzwords ...| Click here to read more

Armenia and Moldova in EU pact realignments

This article was written in collaboration with Carmen Valache from our editorial partner, the Wider Europe specialist BNE Intellinews   After calling ...| Click here to read more

EU seeks blanket exception to free data flows for data privacy in trade pacts

  The EU is working on the text it intends to table on the issue of cross-border data flows in coming free trade agreements, though few observers belie ...| Click here to read more

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